Two keys players in 2011 NCAA Super Regional run making a name for themselves.
2011 Season: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 17th Round as the 519th overall pick of the 2011 MLB Draft...chosen as an All-BIG EAST Second Team Selection...named to the Clemson Regional All-Tournament Team...played and started in 66 games...recorded 83 hits and 41 runs in 262 at-bats...had an on-base percentage of .372 and a slugging percentage of .347...went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in at Massachusetts (4/6) and vs. Sacred Heart (6/4)
2010 SEASON: Appeared in 58 games with 196 at bats... batted .362 with 71 hits and 24 walks... recorded an on-base percentage of .419 and a slugging percentage of .454...stole 24 bases in 27 tries... scored 43 runs and had 37 runs batted in...recorded six sacrifice bunts and eight sacrifice flies... had a season- best four hits at Cal State Northridge (5/6)... had a season-high of three runs batted in at West Virginia (4/1). 2010 SUMMER: Batted .400 in four playoff games and .271 overall for the Brewster Whitecaps and the Wareham Gateman as he spent time with both Cape Cod Baseball League ballclubs... recorded 11 hits, four RBI and six stolen bases in 19 games with the Gatemen... had six hits in 11 games with the Whitecaps.
2009 SEASON: As a freshman...saw action in 34 games with 13 starts... recorded 22 hits, 13 runs scored and 12 RBI, while batting .367... hit one home run at Bryant (April 28)... at Bryant (April 28) he went 3-for-3 with one home run, three RBI and two runs scored... went 3-for-4 against Holy Cross (March 24) with two RBI...registered 11 putouts against Bowling Green (March 10). 2009 SUMMER: Batted .261 with 23 hits, nine RBI and seven runs scored with the Pittsfield American Defenders of the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four year varsity letter winner at St. John's High School... a two-time Central Massachusetts Division I All-State member... selected to the Under Armor Southwest National Tournament team in 2007... selected for the Team USA Tournament team in Jupiter, Fla. by Baseball Factory... was the Massachusetts representative for the Second Annual International High School Home Run Derby at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla... also lettered in football and indoor track... was a Central Massachusetts Division I football All-Star his senior year and was a Boston Globe All-Star and Tri-County League Champion in the 55m dash... was a four-time honor roll student and a four-year member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: A finance major... born June 9, 1990... his father John played football at Holy Cross and in the NFL with the New England Patriots organization...grandfather Fran O'Brien was a longtime baseball and basketball coach at M.I.T. and Holy Cross...his cousin Daniel Bard is a reliever for the Boston Red Sox.